It is an essential thing to evolve with the time to become or stay profitable in business. So you have to take proactive steps if you must improve or increase your general contractor business. Here are 7 tips that you may find useful doing just that in 2014.

1. Set up a website

Technology has greatly transformed the way we do things. But sadly, some businesses have yet to take full advantage of it. For example, you will be surprised that there are still businesses without web presence despite the fact that most things are done online these days. You will therefore do well to have a website for your business, as this can help get jobs from places you never thought off. You can use the website to show off your work with pictures for potential clients to see and detail services you provide.


2. Get listed

In addition to having a website, you should make effort to list your business in top online directories and yellow pages. Doing this will open up your business further, helping potential clients find you easily online.

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3. Network

No, we are not talking about interconnected lines or stations. By network, the idea is that you should reach out to other professionals in the real estate market. Professionals such as mortgage brokers and realtors deal with homebuyers who may be in need of improvement work on their property. You can easily be linked to jobs, if you are connected to these experts.


4. Reach out to past clients

Sometimes when you do a good job for clients, they will be happy to work with you again. Therefore, you should not just forget about such people. You can get in touch with them from time to time to see if they have work to be done. These clients may forget about your business in their busy schedule without this.


5. Be close to your insurance agent

It may also be possible to get jobs through your insurance agent. These people often have clients who contact them for general contractors insurance. You can easily get jobs via these means, if  you have the trust of your insurance agent.


6. Subcontracting helps

You should try to get other people involved as subcontractors whenever you have a project. This helps you build a network of people that can also get you involved in their own projects, too.


7. Give out more business cards

It is also helpful to try and give out your business cards at every opportunity that presents itself. If there are businesses you patronize frequently, you can ask them to let you give out your business cards. You never know when those you give these to might need your service.

Written by: John Brown
John has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. He grew from a star insurance producer to owning one of the largest agencies in the country; he's a reference regarding contractor's insurance, commercial insurance, and builders' risk insurance.